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Three weeks in Chiang Mai, my first travel destination in Thailand and first major stop on my backpacking trip around Indo-china region of South East Asia. The thing I loved most about Chiang Mai was the convenience of life in the city center. Most of
My plan was to start exploring the archipelagic islands of South East Asia (outside the Philippines). There was a particular image of Borneo that, to this day, stuck vividly in my mind while watching nature shows when I was a kid. It was an aerial view
We stayed at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa during our visit to La Union province. Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa was a Balinese-inspired resort located right along the beachfront of San Juan, a famous surf spot in the Philippines. San Juan Beach attracts a
Te Quiero was our first stop in Baguio. The excitement of being back in the cold air of the Cordilleras was still at its high. Baguio is one of the coolest cities in the Philippines … literally and otherwise. Te Quiero is a tapas bar and restaurant l
Spent the night in Microtel Luisita, Tarlac after our exhilarating Tarlac Go Kart experience. It was my first time to stay in one of Microtel’s properties. Exteriors of Microtel Inn & Suites Luisita, Tarlac, Philippines First time staying in one of
Feast of seafood and local Filipino dishes during our lunch stopover at Matutina’s in Urdaneta, Pangasinan. Matutina Seafood House Lunch at Matutina’s Seafood House Pork skewers Fried crispy shrimp Pinakbet with chicharon and ampalaya Grilled Bangus (m
After check-out at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa, we continued our journey north to the town of Bacnotan, La Union. We spent the morning, hiking around the eco-trail at the “La Union Eco-trail” by Holcim Philippines, Inc. The thought of trail hiking and
After the long 5-hour drive to La Union province from Batac, Ilocos Norte, we arrived at the lavish reception of Thunderbird Resort Poro Point. I’ve heard about this resort in San Fernando, La Union before. Other travelers who’ve visited Thunderbird Re
Here goes my three-week solo backpacking trip to Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. I spent a couple of months cooped up at home so I can save money for this trip along with many others I had planned this year. It was finally time to implement my plans a
Here is what I packed on a three week backpacking trip to Malaysia and Indonesia. Places I traveled to included a mix of cities, mountains, and beaches. I would pack similarly if I were traveling anywhere else in South East Asia given that this region

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